Molly Snow, ISA CAPP, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts

Molly Snow, ISA CAPP, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts


Molly Snow
ISA member since Jan 01, 1998

(205) 345-1162 (Home)

52 Guild's Wood
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 , United States map

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Owner of MWS Appraisals, private practice, Alabama

Continuous work as a personal property appraiser of antiques, decorative arts and general household items(1998 to present)

Insurance Valuation, Estate Valuation, Equitable Distribution, Donation, and Damage Claims Appraisals Representation and consultation to buyers and sellers

Organizer and implementer of a continuing educational opportunity Antiques Symposium held in Tuscaloosa, AL, featuring renown scholars and experts in the fields of Fine and Decorative Arts (2003-2007, 2009)

Featured speaker for local clubs and study groups


Successfully completed a 15 hour course and examination on the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation. Completed in 2009. Completed the 7 Hour Personal Property USPAP course effective through 2018.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS, CHICAGO, IL : Achieved Certified Appraiser of Personal Property Membership Status (CAPP) after establishing competency and expertise in the Theory and Practice of Appraising by successfully completing a comprehensive and thorough program and exam on the Principles and Procedures of Appraising to the satisfaction of the designated committees of the Society. (2007) 

ISA-CAPP Re-qualification Course An update on appraising and report writing. Emphasis placed on new regulations and standards, report writing skills, research resources, and methodology. (2017, 2012, 2005)


ISA-CAPP Specialty Course 201 Appraisal of Antiques and Residential Contents: Properly identifying items; Conducting market research in specialty categories such as Furniture, Silver, Glass, Ceramics, Dolls, Toys, Vintage Fashion, and Orientalia; Analysis of construction and manufacturing; Discerning the difference between good, better, best quality; Design characteristics of general periods and styles; Research resources. (2000) 

ISA-CAPP Core Course 103 Practical Appraisal Report Writing: Basic Appraiser Techniques; Introduction to Appraisal Report Writing; Appraising for Federal Tax Purposes; ISA Appraisal Report Writing Standards; Appraisal Report Writing Lab (1998)

ISA-CAPP Core Course 102 Appraisal Ethics, ISA Standards, USPAP, Research, and Legal Issues: Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraising; Identification and Authentication; Market and Value Research and Analysis; The Appraiser and the Law (1998) 

ISA-CAPP Core Course 101 Appraisal Principles and Business Practice: The Professional Appraisal Practice; Definitions of Markets and Values; Principles of Appraising; Functions of Appraisals (1998)

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, TUSCALOOSA, AL : Bachelor of Science in Home Economics


Study trip abroad with the Decorative Arts Trust: Celebrating Chippendale's Tercentenary (2018)

Foundation for Appraisal Education Symposiums (2016, 2013, 2012)

Building Bigger& Better Business with the Moving Industry (2009)

Annual Tuscaloosa Antique Symposium, Tuscaloosa, AL (2009, 2003-2007) Ties That Bind: The Arts and Artifacts of the American Experience Collectors and Collections Fine and Decorative Arts of the American Classical Period Speakers included experts from Winterthur, Colonial Williamsburg,Historic Deerfield,The White House,The Metropolitan Museum,The Philadelphia Museum of Art,The Museum of Fine Arts Boston,The High Museum,The Carnegie Museum of Art,The Corning Museum of Glass,The New Bedford Museum of Glass,The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Program Smithsonian Institution,Sothebys, Northeast Auctions,Brunk Auctions,Neal Auction,and independentscholars, historians,and authors.

International Society of Appraisers National Conferences (2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2007-2009, 2003- 2005) 

New Orleans Antique Forum, New Orleans, LA (2009)

Charleston Art & Antiques Forum, Charleston, SC (2009)

Pilgrimage Garden Club Antiques Forum, Natchez, Mississippi (2008, 2003)

The Arts in the American Experience: 1760-1860 Tides and Tastes in American Decorative Arts 59th Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum, Williamsburg, VA (2007, 2004)

The Arts of the American South Made in America: The Arts of the Early Republic Appraisers Association of America,National Conference,New York,NY (2004)

Appraising Oriental Rugs; Atlanta, GA (2003) Seminar taught by Sharon Kerwick, ASA, ISA, CRA

Appraisers Association of America, Winterthur Museum,Wilmington,DE (2001) Advanced Connoisseurship of American Fine and Decorative Arts:Regional Characteristics of American Furniture; On site seminar series at the Winterthur Museum of American Fine and Decorative Arts, Winterthur, DE

Master Classes; Tuscaloosa, AL (2000) 100 Years of English Furniture 1750-1850;Lecture/Seminar by Graham Child, Esq., Sothebys, London, Senior Director of English Furniture


Foundation for Appraisal Education Award 2015, for distinguished service to the Foundation

Foundation for Appraisal Education, Board of Directors, 2009-2012

ISA Outstanding Member of the Year Award 2008

ISA National Chairman, Conference Planning for the International Society of Appraisers 2008 Conference, Baltimore, Maryland

ISA National Vice Chairman,Conference Planning Committee for the International Society of Appraisers 2007 Conference,Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

ISA Distinguished Service Award 2005 for Outstanding Promotion of the Appraisal Profession

Special recognition from both ISA and AAA National Appraisal Organizations in 2004 for my Tuscaloosa Antique Symposiums in 2003 & 2004

Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society Board Member (2004-2007)

Battle Freidman (Historical) House Committee: Member (2002-2010) President (2004-2010)

Member, ISA Atlanta, GA Chapter (2002-2003)

Member, ISA Alabama Chapter (2001)


  • Ceramics
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Silver


  • Consultant
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Estate Evaluations
  • Insurance Claims
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Ceramics
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Silver
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